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I really wondered why people were always doing what they didn’t like doing. It seemed like life was a sort of narrowing tunnel. Right when you were born, the tunnel was huge. You could be anything. Then, like, the absolute second after you were born, the tunnel narrowed down to about half that size. You were a boy, and already it was certain you wouldn’t be a mother and it was likely you wouldn’t become a manicurist or a kindergarten teacher. Then you started to grow up and everything you did closed the tunnel in some more. You broke your arm climbing a tree and you ruled out being a baseball pitcher. You failed everyday math test you ever took and you canceled any hope of ever being a scientist. Like that. On and on through the years until you were stuck. You’d become a baker or a librarian or a bartender. Or an accountant. And there you were. I figured that on the day you died, the tunnel would be so narrow, you’d have squeezed yourself in with so many choices, that you just got squashed.

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I really wondered why people were always doing what they didn’t like doing. It seemed like life was a sort of narrowing tunnel. Right when y...
Because maybe I don’t want to leave the planet invisible. Maybe I need at least one person to remember something about me.
Sometimes it feels good to take the long way home.
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Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.
I used to think the years would go by in order, that you get older one year at a time. But it’s not like that. It happens overnight.
I said to the sun, ‘Tell me about the big bang.’ The sun said, ‘it hurts to become.
Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds called ‘All the Things That Could Go Wrong.’
I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am.